The Watercolor Workshop – Application Techniques

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“The Watercolor Workshop” is a video course on watercolor painting designed for beginner and intermediate artists. The goal of this course is to provide the learner with a rich learning experience through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks.

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Description: An overview of watercolor application techniques including flat wash, gradations, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, lifting color, dry on wet, scumbling, glazing, using a sea sponge, applying salt, and scratching/indenting.

Suggested Materials: 140 lb. Cold press watercolor paper, masking tape, masonite board, variety of brushes, watercolor paints (tube or cake), sea sponge, salt, paper towel, and a dull Exacto knife.

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The Watercolor Workshop – Application Techniques — 7 Comments

    • Yes, they are very similar. Scumbling is more about changing the value or color through layered applications. A “dry” brush may be used for “scumbling”.

    • Hi Helen,

      Thanks for letting me know. I have replaced the file with a smaller one that loads much faster. Lower quality papers may become oversaturated with water causing the little specks.

  1. Hi Matt, this is great! I am learning a lot as I am starting with watercolor. Looking forward to the rest of the course.

    For the dry brush technique, is the paper wet? or is it dry brush on dry paper?
    Thank you,
    Isabelle

  2. It’s really nice to have those ebooks! Thanks so much. Much of this is review for me, but on the days I can’t paint, I can read the ebooks~!~
    Thanks again,
    Betty Smith

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